Saturday, December 26, 2009

Santa had a sense of humor this year

My husband and I usually have a lot of fun together. When my mother-in-law joins us, we have a giggle-fest. Christmas is no different, but this one seemed especially funny since hubby received some new technology that went array at just the right (wrong) moment.

We live near a town with a world-famous boarding/prep school. Smart, rich kids from all over the world attend. (Mel Gibson's kids went to school there.) We have a holiday tradition of brunch at the local Inn, right across the street from the campus. This year was no different...well, sort of.

We had had a lovely holiday feast of lobster bisque, fresh shrimp and crab, swordfish with a butter and herb garnish, boneless ribs, Caesar salad, goose with a cherry reduction sauce, potatoes Lyonaisse, glazed turnips, curried cauliflower, and mimosas. Well, that's what I had. There was more I couldn't fit on my plate or in my stomach! They put on an all you can eat buffet and after we had all we could eat plus two or three deserts, we leaned back in our chairs and patted our full bellies. Then my husband's alarm went off.

I should explain that his alarm sounds like a rooster crowing. Loudly! And he couldn't shut it off!!! As the very dignified guests glanced around the restaurant looking for the crazed rooster, his mother and I sat there giggling until we had tears in our eyes.

My husband had to eventually get up and bolt out of the restaurant until he could shush his new toy--and reprogram it! If you thought the new Droid phone was funny when it received a message, you've got to hear the alarm clock!



  1. That is too funny, Ash! You really need to put it in a book.

    I've used my husband a few times and he's cringed when I do because he's afraid someone will realize it's him.


  2. Ah, the embarrassing moments! Horrible at the time, but funny nevertheless. Thanks for sharing. I am glad your holiday traditions are maintained. That is so important. The food sounds quite yummy, by the way!

    I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.

  3. Oh, how funny. Some things you just can't make up you have to experience.

  4. Very funny! "They" do say truth is stranger than fiction! I would have loved to have seen that. Please tell your hubby, thanks for the laugh, and that there is always next year.

  5. Thanks for sharing such a funny moment, Ash! Loved it!